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1 500 m final at the World Championship Athletics 2007 in Osaka. Tarek Boukensa, Rashid Ramzi, Bernard Lagat, Antar Zerguelaine, Shedrack Kibet Korir, Asbel Kiprop. Photo by Erik van Leeuwen.

IAAF World Champs report – Men’s 1500m

2007-08-29: OK, so having said that I would be off-line until Friday, I managed (fortuitously) to catch one lone race out of today’s action from Osaka.…

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IAAF World Champs – a brief break from the action

2007-08-28: Just a quick post to let you know that I’ll be travelling for the next 3 days, so unfortunately (for me, that is), I probably…

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World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka - Women's 3000 meter steeplechase 3rd heat. Image includes Katarzyna Kowalska (739), Hanane Ouhaddou (672), Ruth Bisibori Nyangau (646), Cristina Casandra (767), Sophie Duarte (436), Yekaterina Volkova (847). Photo by Eckhard Peter.

IAAF World Champs – Day 3 insights and analysis

2007-08-27: In another post, we looked extensively at the Men’s 10000m final, because it was such a good race, from a spectator point of view, but…

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IAAF World Champs – The Men’s 10000m Final

2007-08-27: We admit bias on this one, because our focus on The Science of Sport does tend to drift towards the endurance activities, but this one…

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400 metres hurdles Favourite Bershawn Jackson struggling at the last hurdle, which leads to his competitors overtaking him and him dropping out in the semifinal. Photo by Eckhard Pecher.

IAAF World Champs – Day 2 analysis

2007-08-26: Day 2 of the IAAF World Champs bought the much anticipated clash between Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay, and this is the race that dominates…

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World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka - Women's 10000 Meter Champion Tirunesh Dibaba celebrating. Photo by Eckhard Pecher.

IAAF World Champs – Day 1 insights and analysis

2007-08-25: The IAAF World Championships in Osaka began with a bang, and the temperatures matched some of the action. At this stage, the action is dominated…

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The IAAF World Championships

2007-08-14: The IAAF World Championships take place in Osaka, Japan, starting on August 25th, and that week long event will be a feature of many of…

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The story of Alistair Cragg

2007-08-09: In the , I used the example of a runner called Sipho Ngomane to show how SA is losing out on potentially talented runners because…

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Lopes in 1976 at the Olympic Games where he won silver behind Lasse Viren in the 10 000m event

The marathon revolution

2007-08-04: There was a time, not long ago, where the marathon was an event that was dominated by runners who would often be described as “strong,…

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